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Water Stewardship Resources

Navigating the Waters of Change: Strengthening the Capacity of NWT Communities to Respond to the Impacts of Climate Change on Municipal Water and Wastewater Systems 2009 –  The purpose of this paper is to provide a preliminary assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on water and wastewater systems in the NWT and recommend actions to increase the capacity of communities to respond and adapt to changes.

Behind the Bottle 2009 – Ecology North released a 4-page publication educating residents about the NWT about bottled water, specifically about the hidden costs of choosing to drink bottled water.

Drinking-Water Curriculum in the NWT 2013 – Ecology North helped to develop a Northern focused student curriculum designed to fit in with the Grade 7 and 8 Science in Action, Grade 8 Math, and the Dene Kede school curriculums, in addition to a promotional video. The curriculum is comprised of two separate lessons designed to help students think critically about drinking bottled water in the Northwest Territories and the steps through which communities can and do protect their community’s tap water. Lesson 1Lesson 2.

Pepper and the Mighty Mackenzie 2014 – As part of Canada Water Week, Ecology North developed an educational activity in support of the Northwest Territories Water Stewardship Strategy. The book is for children of all ages and follows Sand Pepper as she explores the mighty Mackenzie River.

Fort Resolution Youth Monitoring Project Teaching Resources 2014 – Draft Teaching Resources Prepared for Pilot Use in Fort Resolution 2014 – This document includes three draft teaching modules that have been prepared for pilot use in Fort Resolution as part of the Fort Resolution Youth Monitoring Project.

Trout Lake Source Water Protection: Briefing and Implementation Planning Presentation 2015 – Ecology North staff presented a summary of our Source Water Protection work with the community of Trout Lake at the NWT Water Stewardship Implementation Planning Meeting.

Background Research Report on Bottled Water Consumption in the NWT 2016 – As part of Canada Water Week 2016, Ecology North launched a preliminary study into the amount of bottled water consumed in the NWT over 2014-2015. The research methods, approach, and results are reported in this background document.

The community of Sambaa K’e 2015 Water Quality Sampling Result Summary – Ecology North and the Community of Sambaa K’e completed a water quality sampling program aimed at learning more about how abandoned wells in the Trout Lake watershed may be impacting surrounding water quality. The results of the sampling program are presented in this document.

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